The Heart of the Gold Country

Eldorado National Forest

Eldorado National Forest
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Established in 1910, the Eldorado hosts over 2.1 million visitors each year. The Forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to visitors looking to explore, seek out new adventures, or revisit old memories. With over 80 developed campgrounds and picnic areas, hundreds of miles of roads and trails, multiple large lakes and reservoirs, innumerable miles of rivers and streams, great scenery, and an abundance of plant and wildlife, visitors can find a place or activity to suit them. 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado

Things to Do

Blue Lakes are part of a cluster of lakes 12 miles south of Highway 88 at Hope Valley.
Middle Creek & Middle Creek Expansion is 13 miles off Hwy 88 on stream between upper/ lower Blue Lakes. Open June - October.
Mokelumne Campground is located 38 miles east of Jackson on Highway 88. Open year-round. Swimming, camping, fishing and hiking are available. 
Pipi Valley is a great place for riding Off Road Vehicles, camping, picnicing hiking and fishing.
Tiger Creek Reservoir, also known as Tiger Creek Afterbay, is popular for fishing and hiking. The elevation is 2,400 feet. Species of fish, rainbow trout,and brown trout.
Upper Blue Lakes is located 15 miles off Hwy 88. Open June - October. Upper Blue Lake is a beautiful place for fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming. 
White Azalea is located off Ellis Rd, 37 miles east of Jackson off Highway 88. Picnicking, fishing, swimming, and camping are available. 
Ellis Rd
Woods Lake located South off Hwy 88, near Carson Pass. Open July - October. Camping, swimming, picnicking, and fishing is available. 
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